If you haven’t grown up while reading and watching Naruto, then the picture of him being helpless must grate your bones. Yet, in chapter 65 of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, our hero suddenly looks stuck.
In the latest battle against Code, Shikamaru was captured by him. Code threatened to kill him if Naruto tried anything cheeky. With Shikamaru’s life on the line, Naruto’s hands are tied.
It looks like the attention is slowly being diverted from the original team to the next generation. From Sasuke losing his rinnegan to Naruto losing Kurama, the team we saw growing up has suddenly weakened.
While we see Boruto and Kawaki getting power-ups every now and then, Naruto has been left behind in the race.
Ever since he lost Kurama, Naruto’s strength has been significantly affected. Even if he has tons of other powers, he can never match up to his previous might.
After Naruto faced a dilemma regarding Shikamaru, it was Kawaki who saved both of them from Code and Momoshiki. Kawaki’s power-up in the chapter definitely stole Naruto’s already dimming spotlight.
Kawaki can finally protect his Lord Seventh, but is the Hokage actually happy about this?
Gone are the days when he could protect everyone single-handedly. Now, mere teenagers are helping him out. As bad as it sounds, that’s the impression chapter 65 gave.
Naruto will undoubtedly have more important rules to play in the story, but has his glory been snatched? I hate to see a favorite character getting nerfed like this, so I hope he shows his true potential once again in the series.
About Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is written and illustrated by Mikio Ikemoto, and supervised by Masashi Kishimoto. It came into serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in June 2016.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is the series that follows the exploits of Naruto’s son, Boruto, during his academy days and further on.
The series follows the character development of Boruto and the looming evil that challenges the fate of him and his loved ones.
Source: Chapter 65 of Boruto
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